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For a limited time, screen a selection of short documentaries from the 2020 Meet the Press Film Festival at AFI Fest

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For over 100 years, the family-owned Charleston Gazette-Mail has been a relentless watchdog over West Virginia’s most powerful, propelled by its unofficial mantra: “Sustained Outrage.” But just eight months after...
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In Virginia, Scarface started Streetbeefs in his backyard to combat gun and knife violence in the area. Soon it turned into something much more.
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“Tangled Roots” follows Kentucky State Representative Attica Scott as she fights to pass a bill that would ban black hair discrimination statewide. Against a national backdrop of similar bills being proposed, heard, and...
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Drag Queen Story Hour is just an event series of drag queens reading stories to kids in bookstores, libraries, schools, and beyond. This film is about that event series, focusing on the kids’ experience of drag queen...
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Facing imminent takeover of their ancestral lands, women in the Turkana region of Kenya organize themselves to stand up against oil giant Tullow. Despite resistance from the men in their community, they continue to...
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The Meet the Press Film Festival with the American Film Institute is back. Passes are on sale now and tickets go on sale October 7th. Read more here: fest.AFI.com.
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This program is about unique stories of young people, breaking barriers, taking a stand for what they believe in and fighting for equality, respect and a sense of belonging.
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Director Drea Cooper discusses his film “Fire in Paradise” (Netflix), which documents the Camp Fire in California. Through first-hand footage of the disaster and personal interviews with survivors and emergency...
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As part of an NBC News network-wide initiative inspired by Lester Holt’s work on criminal justice reform, these films highlight the stories that captivated the nation and put a spotlight on the advocates, organizations...
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MTP Film Festival documentary “St. Louis Superman” profiles the former Missouri state representative and Ferguson activist Bruce Franks Jr.
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As part of NBC News’ Climate in Crisis initiative dedicated to covering the most important issues affecting the environment globally, this program showcases how populations across the globe face new challenges...
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These films explore the brave stories of people facing the distress and hardship of having to build new lives following life-altering disasters and unexpected catastrophes.
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Immigration is one of the biggest hot-button issues facing Americans and lawmakers in Washington. This track highlights the many sides of the immigration debate and sheds a light on the harrowing stories of those...
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This is the gospel according to the Church of Safe Injection: People will use drugs anyway, so society should make sure they use safely. The church is a loose collection of activists fighting against Maine’s opioid...
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Part of the Climate in Crisis initiative, these films highlight the catastrophic impact of wildfires and how communities throughout the world are tackling a shrinking water supply and major droughts.
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Chuck Todd introduces the second annual Meet the Press Film Festival with AFI.
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The community of Isles de Jean Charles, Louisiana is fighting to survive as their land sinks into the encroaching waters. Winning the first of its kind multi-million dollar grant for a climate resilience project may...
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An undocumented family struggling to make ends meet takes matters into their own hands in order to create their own American Dream.
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Director Sareen Hairabedian, veteran Jen Vaughn, former Marine Joe Merritt, and actor Jeffrey Wright of "We Are Not Done Yet," join Chuck Todd for a question and answer session after the screening of their films at the...
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